Mite Control and Integrated Pest Management: Treenut, Pome, Grape, and Strawberry Crops
This course discusses mite control in major crops and is sponsored by BASF. Mites are small arthropods in the class Arachnida and the subclass Acari. Although they are related to insects, mites are in the arachnid class and are closely related to spiders and ticks. They are common pests in agriculture, landscapes, and gardens. Mite species are estimated to number nearly 50,000. They live in diverse habitats; in soil, water or plant matter. They eat living and dead plant material as well as fungi, lichens, and even carrion. Some are parasites on animals and others feed on mold. This course will focus on the mites that threaten nut trees, pome fruit, grape, strawberry, tomato, and citrus crops.
- Lectures 10
- Questions 39
- Duration 1 h (approx)
This course is accredited by:
- California Department of Pesticide Regulation (1 hour Other)
- Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Accredited in U.S. and Canada (1 hour Integrated Pest Management)
- Arizona Department of Agriculture (1 credit)
- Delaware Department of Agriculture (1 credit PA, 1A)
- New Mexico Department of Agriculture (1 General CEU, 1 PRAP, PRRO)
- Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (1 CEU in Use)
- Virginia Department of Agriculture (1 credit, category 90)
- Washington State Department of Agriculture (1 credit)
It is accredited for licensing categories: PCAs, Qualified Applicators, Private Applicators, Aerial Applicators, and County Permit Holders.
Many thanks to: Larry D. Godfrey, Ph.D., U.C. Davis, Extension Entomologist; Walter J. Bentley, Ph.D., U.C. Davis, Integrated Pest Management Entomologist, Emeritus; Raymond A. Cloyd, Ph.D., Kansas State University, Professor of Entomology; Rianna M. Güthling, BASF. Photo credits go to Jack Kelly Clark and David R. Haviland, courtesy UC Statewide IPM Program. Western Farm Press has permission for one-time use to publish these photos in the online CEU course. The photos are copyrighted by the Regents of the University of California. The University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources Integrated Pest Management Program was a tremendous resource in all aspects of course development.